Richard Nicoll

Fiber Optic Dress

Richard Nicoll  Fiber Optic Dress

source: stylewestfield

At the intersection of fashion and digital innovation comes wearable tech. Giving analog clothing and accessories a futuristic upgrade, it promises to completely redefine their form and function. One of the most stunning examples of the tech-chic trend is a headline-making dress dubbed the “jellyfish.” Created by designer Richard Nicoll, it appeared to float down the runway at London Fashion Week exuding the same phosphorescent glow of the eerily gorgeous sea creatures that inspired it. (Except his dress used strings of fiber optics—no stinging tentacles here!)
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source: wfctv

As models began walking the runway at the opening of the show, there came complete darkness except for the fluorescent glimmering of the twenties-inspired straight dress. Such impressive beginning gave hope that the collection would be absolutely surreal. However, after a presentation of looks that consisted of simple underwear tops made of texturised lamé worn with mini-shorts, it has become clear that the Richard Nicoll heroine is certainly a down-to-earth girl. The designer has presented an unusual combination of feminine and masculine influences, stirring but not mixing them in one concoction. Thus, we see a series of looks that seem like an advanced exercise in various types of cut. There are jumpsuits with geometrical cut-outs, asymmetrical blazers and oversized trousers that appear on par with plentiful feminine pieces such as minimalistic slips made of chiffon and sparkling lamé. Most of the time, such contradictions are united in harmony. A great example is the sand-coloured jumpsuit where masculine-inspired forties-style trousers are joined with a Greek draped top made of the same fabric. The collection’s accessories are undoubtedly the hit of the show. There are amazing fluorescent sandals, as well as long cuffs with impressive decorations made of crystal. Such adornments will surely go well with feminine as well as masculine style of clothing.
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source: graziafr

Les personnages de Walt Disney ont toujours été présents dans le monde de la mode. Après les Aristochats de Paul & Joe Sister, Bambi chez Givenchy ou encore les souliers de Cendrillon signés Christian Louboutin, c’est au tour de la Fée Clochette d’avoir son heure de gloire. C’est carrément un défilé de 25 tenues qui lui était consacré à la Fashion Week de Londres, dont le clou du spectacle était une robe éclairée par des Led… Si si, éclairée par des Led ! Objectif : créer un effet magico-numérique de poussière de fée durant le défilé. Non, non, on n’est pas illuminé.

Quoi qu’il en soit, ce modèle à la pointe de la technologie est le résultat d’une collaboration entre le designer britannique, Richard Nicoll, et le London Fashion Laboratory Studio XO. L’ensemble des pièces reflète le mélange futuriste et nostalgie du passé. Elle associe couleurs pastel et tissus métallisés. Même si ce personnage culte de Walt Disney fait appel à nos souvenirs d’enfance, le créateur a voulu représenter une Fée Clochette à l’image de la femme moderne actuelle.